Mary Katherine Herndon

Hi! My name is Mary Katherine Herndon and I graduated from Emory & Henry College in 2018 with a B.S. in Biology. I am currently a third-year medical student at Quillen College of Medicine in Johnson City, TN class of 2023. I have finished my didactic years aka “book work” and am beginning my clinical training which I am thoroughly enjoying, especially the direct patient interaction. However, I am still trying to navigate what type of physician I want to be…stay tuned! Emory & Henry molded me into a student who is capable of handling the rigorous academic demands of medical school. My professors at Emory & Henry challenged me to ask more questions and always be an integral part of my learning experience. A few of my professors encouraged me to pursue medicine and highlighted how that profession would align well with my personality and my enthusiasm as a “life-long learner.” I feel they saw my potential and challenged me to create a path which gave me a true vision for my future. The confidence, knowledge, guidance, and work ethic I developed at E&H were critical to my success in medical school.